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Candidate selection-Primaries

Published Wednesday, September 23, 2009

This Note looks at the possibility of introducing primaries into the candidate selection processes of UK political parties, following the experiment of an open primary in Totnes, Devon, by the Conservative Party. It also examines experience of primaries in the United States, where the procedure is well established.

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This Note looks at the possibility of introducing primaries into the candidate selection processes of UK political parties, following the experiment of an open primary in Totnes, Devon, by the Conservative Party. It also examines experience of primaries in the United States, where the procedure is well established.

Commons Briefing papers SN05168

Authors: Oonagh Gay; Stephen Jones

Topics: Elections, General elections

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